Alexandra Penn, founder of Champions Against Bullying in 2003 and author of the Disney Parent-to- Parent award winning, Ministry of Education recommended interactive CD-ROM, "The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids' Bullying Solutions," is a leading expert on School Bullying/Youth Violence.She talks to NoBullying.com about Bullying and Youth.
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Alexandra Penn: Hello, my name is Alexandra Penn and I’m the founder of Champions against Bullying, an international organization and we have been around for almost a decade, 2014 marks a decade of our work trying to… working very hard to heighten awareness and put the brakes on bullying and how we do this is through our workshops for kids, parents and educators and through our award winning resources and also through presentations to associations and corporations and I got into this actually, I like to say I was bullied into it because in a way I guess I almost was but I worked as a counselor, special education counselor for The Board of Education and a crisis prevention specialist.
Now a lot of things that I noticed that went under the radar that needed attention and I thought, this is an area that really needs to be not only explored but kids really need help and I noticed that parents need help and so, do the teachers, the educators.
How do they deal with them and how do they actually identify what a bullying situation is. So, that’s when Champions against Bullying was formed and we have been going to it ever since. We, you know, there are a lot of organizations around these days that I call them pop up organizations because it is very hot or we say almost stylish to be doing this kind of work today.
People think that, you know, it’s a great way to get notoriety or make a buck but let me tell you that is definitely not the case.
Ciaran Connolly: I definitely agree with you there. It is not the quick way to make money, that’s for sure. There is a lot of satisfaction in it and I guess myself being personal, I have 2 younger children and obviously trying to be a better parent and understand what’s happening in the world. For me personally I gain a lot but very interesting to hear that you have been in operation nearly 10 years, it’s a great achievement. Have you seen a lot of changes in the 10 years?
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